About the Program

The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program for students seeking honors. The major combines:

  • An introductory core — a concentrated study of texts central to the European and American philosophical, religious, and literary traditions and
  • An area of concentration — an advanced sequence of courses and research tailored to the special interests of each student in the program.

For students pursuing concentrations in American intellectual history, in the European avant-garde in the twentieth century, or in Renaissance political thought (to take three among many possible examples), the introductory core will provide a crucial foundation for advanced interdisciplinary work; the core will also provide a useful background for students undertaking comparative concentrations — for example, in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim mystical literature, or in the influence of Russian fiction in East Asia.

Minors are offered in:

To learn more, see the Undergraduate section.


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Lewis Collaborative, 725 Kingsland Blvd. (shuttle & parking available)

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Bound for Beauty: A Book Binding Demonstration

Olin Library Room 142 & Zoom

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Geography of Identity in Artistic Creativity

Online via Zoom

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2021 Humanities Lecture Series: Ian Bogost on "How to Live Playfully"

The 2021 Humanities Lecture Series, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, featured three talks by noted media studies scholar and game designer Ian Bogost. The first talk of the series, "A Theory of Play," took place Nov. 15, 2021. The second talk, "How to Think Inside the Box" was held on November 17 and you view that lecture on UTube at https://youtu.be/2ABrKwe6Hzc. The third and final talk, "How to Live Playfully," took place on November 18 and you can view the lecture on U-Tube at https://youtu.be/KpPLMi5P3-4. Bogost joined the Washington University faculty in fall 2021 as director and professor of film and media studies and professor of computer science and engineering. He is internationally recognized for his writing on video games and media studies.

Release of Jane Eyre in German Lands

Release of Jane Eyre in German Lands

Finding James Merrill in the archive

Finding James Merrill in the archive

Ready for a degree in the humanities?

Major in IPH. Minor in Text and Traditions

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